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Author: Peter Milward

Category: History, Philosophy, Geography, Religion
Number of pages: 146
Size: A5

Language: English



Book Summary

If the West is a culture of words, the East is a culture of silence. Yet in English literature we prize short sentences that are full of meaning, according to the saying of Shakespeare, "Brevity is the soul of wit." They may be called "golden words", according to the other saying that "Silence is golden". In this book I have chosen 100 such golden words gathered from the rich treasury of English literature, not least from the plays of Shakespeare.

Author Profile

Peter Milward was born in London on October 12, 1925, and educated at Wimbledon College (a Jesuit high school). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1943, and after various studies he went on to specialize in the Classics and English at Oxford University. He came to Japan in 1954 and after further studies was ordained priest in 1960. From 1962 onwards he has taught English literature at Sophia University in Tokyo. In addition to founding the Renaissance Institute, the Hopkins Society of Japan and the Chesterton Society of Japan, he has published some 400 books, mostly as textbooks for Japanese students, many of them translated into Japanese, but now most of them out of print. Several of his books, especially those on the drama of Shakespeare and the poetry of Hopkins, have been published in England and America. Even in retirement he is still teaching and writing, as he enters his 88th year (or beiju).

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